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Woman pleads not guilty in fatal DUI case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to DUI causing death after a crash in March left a Big Chimney man dead, according to prosecutors.

Police say Angela Renee Walker, 47, was traveling the wrong direction on Interstate 77 and hit Edward Pete Bryant, 48, head on in his 1993 Chevrolet S-10 pickup.

Bryant was on his way to work and traveling in the southbound lanes of 1-77 at about 2:30 a.m., according to police.

Walker was driving a 2013 Hyundai Elantra north in the southbound lane when her vehicle struck Bryant's truck, police have said.

Both were taken to CAMC General Hospital, where Bryant was pronounced dead.

Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom put Walker on home confinement to await trial, according to assistant prosecutor Fred Giggenbach.

 


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